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Paul preacheth at Rome

ROMANS.

for two whole years.

came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on from Jerusalem into the hands of the Re his hand.

4 And when the barbarians saw the venemous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

6 Howbeit, they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.

7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

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18 Who, when they had examined me, world have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me.

19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Cesar; not that I had aught to accuse my nation of.

20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.

21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shevel or spake any harm of thee.

22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know 8 And it came to pass, that the father of Pub-that every where it is spoken against Hus lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Pau! entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

9 So when this was done, others also which had diseases in the island came and were healed;

10 Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.

12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.

13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium; and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli;

23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lo ing to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning til evening.

24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

25 And when they agreed not among thenselves they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unfo our fathers,

26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not u derstand, and seeing ye shall see, and not per celve:

27 For the heart of this people is waxed 14 Where we found brethren, and were de-gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and sired to tarry with them seven days: and so their eyes have they closed; lest they should we went toward Rome. sec with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii-Forum, and The three taverns; whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took

courage.

16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

23 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto: 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teachthem, Men and brethren, though I have com- ing those things which concern the Lord Jesus mitted nothing against the people or customs Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner him.

T The Epistle of PAUL the Apostle to the ROMANS.

CHAP. I.

apostleship, for obedience to the faith among 1 Paul's calling commended: 13 what his gos-all nations for his name: pel is. 18 God's anger at sin. 21 The Gentiles' sins.

6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ;

7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God,

PAUL, a servant of rated wrist callespel called to be saints: Grace to you, and peace Jesus Christ, to

of God,

2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures)

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord. which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead;

5 By whom we have received grace and

from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.

9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;

10 Making request (if by any means nev

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at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God) to come unto you.

11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

Who are not justified.

31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, (that they which commit such things are worthy of 12 That is, that I may be comforted toge-death,) not only do the same, but have pleather with you, by the mutual faith both of you sure in them that do them. and me. CHAP. II.

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They that condemn sin in others, and yet sin, are increusable, whether Jews or Gentiles. THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another thou condetonest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.

2 But we are sure that the judgment of God according to truth against them which com mit zuch things.

14 I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.is 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation, to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judg est them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from knowing that the goodness of God leadeth heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteous-thee to repentance?

ousness.

ness of men, who hold the truth in unrighte- 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against 19 Because that which may be known of the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteGoa is manifest in them: for God hath shew-ous judgment of God; ed it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being und by the things that are made, even his al power and Godhead, so that they

are without excuse:

6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds;

7 To them who, by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality, eternal life;"

8 But unto them that are contentious, and 21 Because that, when they knew God, they do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousglorified him not as God, neither were thank-ness, indignation and wrath; ful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools;

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves.

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie. and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

9 Tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile:

10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:

11 For there is no respect of persons with God.

12 For as many as have sinned without law, shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law,

13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

15 Which shew the work of the law writ27 And likewise also the men, leaving the ten in their hearts, their conscience also bearnatural use of the woman, burned in their lusting witness, and their thoughts the mean one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not covenient;

while accusing or else excusing one another,) 16 In the day when God shall judge the serrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew and restest in the law, and raakest thy boast of God,

18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instruct

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness,ed out of the law; fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,

30 Backbiters, haters of God. despiteful, 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, diso-babes, which hast the form of knowledge and bedient to parents,

of the truth in the law.

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None justified by the law.

ROMANS.

Abraham the father of believers.

21 Thou therefore which teachest another, I 17 And the way of peace have they not teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest known: a man should not steal, dost thou steal?

18 There is no fear of God before their eyes. 22 Thou that sayest a man should not com- 19 Now we know that what things soever mit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou the law saith, It saith to them who are under that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacri-the law; that every mouth may be stopped, lege? and all the world may become guilty before God.

23 Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is writ

ten.

25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision. 25 Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;

22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference: 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

24 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ:

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a pro

28 For he is not a Jew which is one outward-pitiation through faith in his blood, to declare ly; neither is that circumcision which is out- his righteousness for the remission of sins ward in the flesh : that are past, through the forbearance of God;

29 But he is a Jew which is one inwardly: and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

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26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness; that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay, but by the law of faith

28 Therefore we conclude that a me justified by faith without the deeds of the

29 Is he the God of the Jews only: Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

30 Seeing it is one God which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou 31 Do we then make void the law through mightest be justified in thy sayings, and might-faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law. est overcome when thou art judged. CHAP. IV.

5 But if our unrighteousness commend the 1 Abraham's failh was imputed to him for righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is righteousness: 24 and so shall ours.

God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (IWHAT shall we then say that Abraham

speak as a man,)

6 God forbid for then how shall God judge the world?

7 For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?

8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;| 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:

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our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath

2 For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory, but not before God.

3 For what saith the scripture! Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.

4 Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

5 But to him that worketh not, but believ eth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

6 Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

9 Cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also! for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.

10 How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision! Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision.

11 And he received the sign of cireumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the

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12 And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

13 For the promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

14 For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect.

15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed: not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the Father of us all,

17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were:

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womo:

Newness of life.

8 But God commendeth his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Cbrist died for us.

9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

11 And not only so, but we also joy in God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

13 (For until the law, sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.

14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead; much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

16 And not as it was hy one that sinned, so is the gift for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.

17 For if by one man's offence death reignedby one; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ :)

20 He staggered not at the promise of God 18 Therefore, as by the offence of one, through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giv-judgment came upon all men to condemnaing glory to God:

21 And being fully persuaded, that what he had promised he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;

tion; even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners; so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

20 Moreover, the law entered that the offence might abound: but where sin abounded,

24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed. if we believe on him that raised up Je-grace did much more abound; sus car Lord from the dead;

25 ho was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. CHAP. V.

1 Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. 12 Sin and death came by Adam, 171 righteousness and life by Christ.

THEREFORE being Justified by faith, we

21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord.

CHAP. VI.

We must not live in sin, 12 nor let sin reign in us. 23 Death is the wages of sin. WHAT shall we say then? shall we con

have peace with God, through our Lord W title in sin, that grace may abound!

Jesus Christ:

2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also knowing that tribulation worketh patience;

4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:

5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us.

6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly,

7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet peradventure for a good man some

would even dare to die.

2 God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer therein?

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even 30 we also should walk in newness of life.

5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not

serve sin.

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7 For be that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.

9 Knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof:

13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

14 For sin shall not have dominion over you for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.

16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

The law is not rin

5 For when we were in the flesh, the mo tions of sins which were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unte death.

6 But now we are delivered from the law that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.

7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupi scence. For without the law sin was dead

9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

10 And the commandment, which was or dained to life, I found to be unto death.

11 For sin taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me 12 Wherefore the law is holy, and the com mandment holy, and just, and good.

13 Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.

14 For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.

17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin but ye have obeyed from the 15 For that which I do I allow not: for heart that form of doctrine which was deliver-what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, ed you. that do I.

18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

19 I speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.

21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

22 But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

23 For the wages of sin is death: but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

CHAP. VII.

1 No law hath power over a man longer than he liveth. 7 The law is not sin, 12 but holy, just, and good.

NOW ye not, brethren, (for I speak to

law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

2 For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

3 So then, if while her husband liveth she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

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16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.

18 For I know that in me (that is in my desh) dwelleth no good thing: for to will i present with me, but how to perform that which is good I find not.

19 For the good that I would, I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me.

22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.

23 But I see another law in my members warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve sin.

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with the flesh

CHAP. VIII.

1 Who are free from condemnation. 5, 13 What harm cometh of the flesh, 6, 14 and what good of the Spiril, 17 and what of being God's children.

HERE is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin condemned sin in the flesh;

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